Desserts

Sweet Spiced Pecans

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I don’t think it’s possible to have just one of these Sweet Spiced Pecans. They are addicting! I made a batch with the intention of giving them as Christmas gifts. However, they turned out so yummy that I ended up eating most of them myself. Oops! Guess I need to make more.

Sweet Spiced Pecans - So addicting! Make as an edible holiday gift or keep to eat for yourself. Either way, they won't last long.

They are the perfect combination of sweet and spice. I’m not talking the “hot” spicy – more like the holiday type of spice with cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.

They are slow roasted in the oven for an hour. You have to stir them every 15 minutes while they are baking to ensure they cook evenly and dry out. They don’t take long to cool either.

Sweet Spiced Pecans - So addicting! Make as an edible holiday gift or keep to eat for yourself. Either way, they won't last long.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Sweet Spiced Pecans

So addicting! Make as an edible holiday gift or keep to eat for yourself. Either way, they won’t last long.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  •  1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 1/2 cups pecan halves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250F. Grease a baking sheet with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, cinnamon, cloves, salt, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg white with water until frothy.
  4. Add egg mixture to spices and stir to combine. Add in pecans and stir to coat.
  5. Spread pecans out on baking sheet. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Sweet Spiced Pecans - So addicting! Make as an edible holiday gift or keep to eat for yourself. Either way, they won't last long.

Package them up in mason jars with some pretty twine or ribbon. You could even add a fancy label on them if you wish. I’ll be making this recipe again because I want to share with family and friends. Plus, I’ll make more for ME!

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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